Dec 10, 2010

Medieval Arts

Friday at the Met.

We meandered through medieval arts, and arms & armor in our attempt to find the Egyptian Temple. Getting lost inside the Met is exhausting, but not a bad thing. It's a way to bump into beautiful things.

I find the locks and bolts on the armor rather
disturbing. Not an outfit for the claustrophobic.

What's interesting about the armor is that it was
decorative as well as functional.

Armor for a Queen's champion. Fancy schmancy.

Although, I was aware armor was heavy and stifling, I did not know of how they were practically locked into it, or of the elaborate decoration on much of it. They were objects of art as well as war.

What have you learned recently, or become more aware of?